Many people accuse Trump (and others) of having an “ego.” They don’t realize that this is, to a certain degree, necessary for victory
It seems that trolls accidentally and spontaneously adhered to these principles in 2016, so I believe there is something to them. The question is if and how this can be recreated. Apparently Alinsky was able to consciously do so. Or perhaps he was simply riding the wave of his own generation of spontaneously generated shitposters
Where is the action of the Right in a post-Trump era? It’s gone. This is why things seems dead. It isn’t because we’ve been defeated so much as that the fun is gone. Perhaps this is the purpose of the Covid lockdowns. They are fun killers. But the flipside is that there are more rules to break than ever before. And breaking the rules is always fun
Rehashing 2016 can get tedious. It sounds like Al Bundy talking about playing football. But it is important to analyze it and figure out why it worked. No need to write it off as simply a fluke, that’s the blackpilled way of looking at things. The establishment is becoming weaker even as it becomes more totalitarian. It is vulnerable to these tactics
The fact that this type of tactic could never work now illustrates how the modern woke corporation is NOT motivated by profits over ideology. You could NEVER trick Google into supporting a right wing position to spite Apple. Could not happen.
However, I bet you could play one woke group off of another (ie blacks vs trannys) with some amount of success
We will have to see in the Jan 6 protestors fit this pattern. It may be a case of the establishment being softer to dissidents during Alinskys time, or we may look back on it as he describes here.
But, the Jan 6 protestors are more or less normie republicans. They are sympathetic figures. So, it would be wise to canonize them.
@justanothertoxicmale I think it's important to recognize the differences between our situation and Alinsky's. The current regime is more hostile to us than it was to him. I think we might need to take inspiration from the Irish living under the British Penal Laws, or the Polish living under Soviet control. Those groups survived under the thumb of a major power that didn't like them.
@justanothertoxicmale History repeats itself. Today's "clown world" memes are reminiscent of Polish gnome memes. https://espionart.com/2017/02/24/ridiculing-the-regime/
@boomcoast That is very true. The system is far more hostile to us than it was to him. Nevertheless, these are rules that can be broadly applied to any group of “have-nots” to one extent or another. The Polish living under the Soviets probably, unconsciously or intentionally, put many of these same tactics to good use
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